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Compliance and ethics

Boston Scientific is committed to acting ethically in dealing with customers, employees, shareholders, partners, suppliers, competitors and the community. One way that we make this happen is through our global compliance program.

The primary purpose of our compliance program is to foster and support a culture of integrity at Boston Scientific as well as to prevent, detect and respond to potential violations of applicable laws, regulations and company policies.

Our interactions with EU Healthcare Providers

Our interactions with physicians and other health care providers are critical to our patient care mission. In collaboration with physicians and other health care providers, we develop new therapies and deliver innovative, less-invasive medical devices and procedures for the benefit of patients.

Code of Conduct

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Personal and corporate integrity has been one of Boston Scientific's guiding principles since the day our company was founded. It encompasses everything we do and is a central part of our daily lives. Our Code of Conduct provides principles to live by and to maintain our good reputation by treating people with honesty and respect, both inside and outside of Boston Scientific. This is fundamental to how we do business.

All Boston Scientific employees around the world are expected to be familiar with and abide by our Code of Conduct.

Further information and Code of Conduct translations are available here

MedTech Code of Ethical Business practice

The MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice regulates all aspects of our industry’s relationship with Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) and Healthcare Organisations (HCOs), to ensure that all interactions are ethical and professional.  Boston Scientific is a member of MedTech Europe, and a strong supporter of this important industry code, first introduced on 01 January 2018 and subsequently revised on 25 March 2022.

We respect the obligation of physicians and other health care providers to make independent decisions that are in the best interest of patient care. Selection of medical devices should be based solely on their effectiveness, quality and value.